Saturday, January 07, 2006

How to Translate From Macro to Micro Content

In the future I believe that billions of macro content web pages will be translated into micro content pages. This does not imply that there will be billions of micro content new pages. These new results may be temporary views of the old results and there will be no need to save them separately.

One macro content web page will enable the retrieval of numerous micro content pages.
users will have to ask another question each time they approach a certain web site.
I chose a Wikipedia link ( for this demonstration.
I asked about "domestic cat" and about "kittens".
In this case in each results page I got numerous micro content chunks, although one excerpt would have been enough for the demonstration.
In each page there were different results although some overlapping would have been enough for this demonstration.

It is important to emphasize that when I entered the search words "domestic cat" in Wikipedia I got the whole (very long) page and when I entered "kittens" I got the whole (very long) page, which means that although Wikipedia is a wonderful tool it gives useres much much more information than it was asked for.

1. Domestic cat
A. The cat, also called the domestic cat or house cat, is a small feline carnivorous mammal of the subspecies Felis silvestris catus. Its most immediate, pre-domestication ancestor is the African wild cat, Felis silvestris lybica. The cat has been living in close association with humans for at least 3,500 years; the Ancient Egyptians routinely used cats to keep mice and other rodents away from their grain (and also believed that cats were sacred). The history of the domestic cat may stretch back even further, as 8,000-year-old bones of humans and cats were found buried together on the island of Cyprus.
B. The domestic cat can hunt and eat about one thousand species—many big cats will eat fewer than 100. Although, theoretically, big cats can kill most of these species as well, they often do not due to the relatively low nutritional content that smaller animals provide. An exception is the leopard, which commonly hunts rabbits and many other smaller animals.
C. Despite its reputation as a solitary animal, the domestic cat is social enough to form colonies, but does not attack in groups as do lions.
D. The domestic cat was named Felis catus by Carolus Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae of 1758. Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber named the wild cat Felis silvestris in 1775. The domestic cat is now considered a subspecies of the wild cat:
E. Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben named the domestic cat Felis domesticus in his Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis of 1777. This name, and its variants Felis catus domesticus and Felis silvestris domesticus, are often seen, but they are not valid scientific names under the rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

2. Kitten
A. An immature cat is called a kitten (which is also an alternate name for young rats, rabbits, hedgehogs, beavers, and squirrels).
B. A kitten's call first starts out as a high-pitched squeak-like sound when very young, and then deepens over time.
C. Some cats, however, do not exercise their voices a lot, so their call may remain similar to that of a kitten through adulthood.
D. Cats purr among other cats—for example, when a mother meets her kittens.
E. Domestic cats, especially young ones, are known for their love of string play. Many cannot resist a dangling piece of string, or a piece of rope drawn randomly and enticingly across the floor. This notorious love of string is often depicted in cartoons and photographs, which show kittens or cats playing with balls of yarn.
F. Furthermore, cats are superfecund; that is, a female may mate with more than one male when she is in heat, meaning different kittens in a litter may have different fathers.

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